The Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners, in and for Gilchrist County, Florida, convened in a regular meeting on March 1, 1999, at 9:00 a.m., in the County Commissioner's Meeting Room, located in the Gilchrist County Courthouse, 112 South Main Street, Trenton, Florida, with the following members present to-wit:

Randy Durden, Chair

Wilbur Bush

John Rance Thomas

Sue B. Suggs

Fred Wilkerson

Others in attendance were: Joseph W. Gilliam, Clerk of Circuit Court, Samuel A. Mutch, County Attorney, Ron McQueen, EMA/County Coordinator, Sherree Pitzarell, Deputy Clerk.

Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson to approve the minutes of the meeting held January 21, 1999. The motion passed unanimously.

Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson to approve the bills and budget entries 99024-99029. The motion passed unanimously.

Commissioner's Reports:

Commissioner Suggs stated that she has been in contact with Lee County and may be able to secure some surplus computers for the Bell Library. She may be able to acquire two surplus ambulances as well.

Commissioner Suggs reported that the legislation to reclassify firefighters and EMS employees to the high risk retirement classification is moving forward in the house, however, it may stall in the senate.

Skip Miller, P.A.- Tri County Nursing Home:

Mr. Skip Miller stated that his firm has been working with Health Facilities Inc., in regards to refinancing the current 4.5 million dollar debt outstanding on the Tri County Nursing Home, along with plans to construct a 21 bed addition to that facility. He would like the Board to preliminarily consider the issuance of tax exempt bonds so that Health Facilities Inc. may do their refinancing and new construction project. Mr. Miller stated that the county would be a pass through, and a party to the transaction so that the bonds can be issued on a tax exempt basis. By Florida statute, the county has no liability for repayment of the bonds if for some reason there is a problem with repayment. Anyone purchasing the bonds will realize the county is not liable. The bonds are secured by the revenues of the facility. Mr. Miller introduced Mr. Greg Beauchamp, attorney for Health Facilities Inc. and George Bueller who is the financial consultant for the transaction. Mr. Miller presented a resolution for the Board's consideration. According to Mr. Miller, the resolution simply considers the issuance of bonds. Mr. Miller stated that a public hearing will be needed, which must be advertised at least 14 days in advance. At that time, the formal documentation will be available. Mr. Mutch has reviewed the material and agrees with Mr. Miller's presentation today. The county, as a "pass through" may sponsor the municipal rate, through the Board's bonding capacity. Mr. Miller stated that some counties use separate industrial development authorities that would issue the bonds and some counties choose to be the issuer themselves. The document being considered today does not obligate the county to ultimately issue the bonds, but rather it states that the Board is willing to consider it. Chairman Durden read the short title of the resolution. Commissioner Suggs stated that the county has an industrial development authority, established by a special act of the legislature. Commissioner Suggs stated that the Board may need to refer this to the development authority. Mr. Mutch suggested that the resolution be modified. Commissioner Bush disclosed that he is on the Board of Directors for Health Facilities Inc. and asked if that would be a conflict. Mr. Mutch replied that because it is a not-for-profit organization, and no compensation is received, there should be no problem. The Board recessed to allow time for Mr. Mutch and Mr. Miller to modify the resolution. After modifying the text of the resolution, Mr. Mutch stated that he would provide a copy to the Clerk and Mr. Miller can modify it as well. The modifications provide for the bonds to be issued through the Board or the authority, which ever is the most expedient. Commissioner Bush moved to approve resolution 99-08. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Thomas. Vote of the Board was unanimous. Commissioner Wilkerson asked that the development authority be notified of this action.

Commissioner Wilkerson stated that Flora Brock will be in later today to speak to the Board about a road she is concerned about. He would like the public to know that the Board's available funds are being dedicated to roads previously identified, which serve a greater majority.

Attorney's Report:

Mr. Mutch reported that he and Mr. Philman discussed the possibility of harvesting logs from the river, as the Board directed. Mr. Philman feels he may be able to remove 7-10 logs on a busy day. From April 15th through September 30th, he would like to remove logs Monday through Friday (no weekends or holidays). After September 30th, he would like to remove them 7 days per week. Each log they locate requires that coordinates of the location be documented and reported to the state prior to removal. Mr. Philman feels it should take about 15 to 20 minutes to remove the logs once they are floated to the boat ramps. Commissioner Wilkerson made a motion to approve the removal of logs as outlined by Mr. Philman and Mr. Mutch. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Thomas. Vote of the Board was unanimous.

Mr. Mutch and Chairman Durden met with the city of Bell to discuss impact fees. Once this Board determines a final rate structure, they will contact the Bell town council again.

The first public hearing for the Royster mining permit application has been scheduled for March 15th.

Mr. Mutch reported on his recent trip to Washington, D.C. for the NACo conference. He attended a committee meeting on concentrated animal feeding operations (a subcommittee of agricultural and rural affairs steering committee) and the environment, energy and land use subcommittee. Mr. Mutch encouraged the Board members to attend NACo meetings whenever possible. The Iowa legislature enacted legislation that people who live in an agriculture district can not sue a farmer for a nuisance, however, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled that it was unconstitutional. Each state has different regulations, however, there should be a minimum standard for nitrates and phosphoreus. During these committee discussions, Mr. Mutch pointed out that whatever regulations are imposed, the various climate, soils and geology conditions of the areas must be considered. Representatives of pork producers were supportive of stricter regulations than any other group. Commissioner Durden stated that stricter regulations favor the larger corporations than the small farmer. Education was stressed by each group represented. Mr. Mutch attended a growth management committee meeting where the "livability" issue was discussed. Mr. Mutch reminded the Board that as a member of NACo, the county has the ability to receive model ordinances. Commissioner Suggs will be going to Washington at the end of this month and will take a draft of the Board's position on these issues.

Don Ringheisen- Florida Local Government Investment Trust:

Mr. Ringheisen spoke to the Board about the Florida Local Government Investment Trust program. This is a joint program, which started in 1992, with the Florida Association of Court Clerks and the Florida Association of County Commissioners. The Trust is monitored and rated on a monthly basis and currently has a triple A rating. There are 41 members in the Trust, with 28 active participants. Monthly reports are produced which details every investment in the program. Currently, there is $236,000,000 in the program and each investment category is featured. Seven independent audits have been performed on the trust with no management comments in any area of the audit. The annual return is 5.5% over the life of the Trust through January 1st. Even though conservative, it produces more than the money market rates (4.6%). Evaluations are available on a daily basis. An agreement and resolution is required to join FLGIT. Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Bush to join FLGIT. Vote of the Board was unanimous.

Wayne Akins- Bell Volunteer Fire Dept.:

At the last meeting, the Sheriff spoke to the Board about purchasing two portable radios for the Bell VFD. At that time, the Board discussed the amount of funding provided to the fire department by the county and the town of Bell. The Board asked to speak to a representative from the town of Bell and according to Mr. Gilliam, Hugh Sanders advised him that Chief Akins would be the proper person to appear before the Board. According to Chief Akins, the Sheriff had donated two radios several years ago, however, since that time, they were damaged by water. Assistant Chief Jeff Jordan asked the Sheriff if he had anymore radios that may be available. This conversation led the Sheriff to the Board to request to purchase two radios with traffic surcharge funds. Chief Akins submitted a report, providing the number of fire calls and mutual aid calls since 1995, as well as an expenditure report for the current fiscal year. Commissioner Suggs stated that based on the information submitted, it does not appear that the town of Bell provides any funding for the fire department. Chief Akins stated that the town council provides the department with a building. Commissioner Suggs asked if the fire department receives all the funds the county provides. Chief Akins stated that all funds provided by the county to the town of Bell goes to the fire department, however, the town of Bell does not provide any funds. Chief Akins asked if the county pays for insurance for North Gilchrist, Spring Ridge and Wacasassa. The Board advised him that the county does pay those insurance premiums because they are county departments, however, the cities of Trenton and Fanning pays the insurance premiums for their departments. The Board advised Chief Akins that the Sheriff will be in later today and they will discuss the need for a radio at that time.

Carol Zeigal and David Crider- States Attorney:

Mr. Gilliam advised the Board that the State Attorney's office have a couple of new positions for Gilchrist County, however, they do not have space to house these people. They would like to acquire some additional office space upstairs. Mr. Gilliam has informed them that the renovations needed to address ADA and safety issues have not been done, however, the decision lies ultimately with the Board. Ms. Zeigal, executive director of the State Attorney's office stated that they have entered into a contract with Child Welfare Legal Services to represent the department on child abuse and neglect cases. The activities have increased and the department and mental health services have offices in Trenton, therefore, she feels it would be more functional to have their operations in this matter based in Trenton as well. They have an attorney and paralegal and the office would like to hire an OPS worker. She would like to place the additional staff upstairs in the west end of the courthouse (offices formerly occupied by the School Board). Chairman Durden stated that initially the Board was told that certain renovations were needed, however, since that time, the Board has been advised that some of the renovations may not be necessary. At this time, it is not known exactly what will be required. Chairman Durden stated that he is not willing to allow any additional people to be housed upstairs until the life safety issues are addressed. Mr. Gilliam asked Ms. Zeigal if the additional staff would be commuting to Trenton. Ms. Zeigal stated that they are currently located in Levy County and will commute to Trenton. Mr. Mutch asked if the State Attorney's office is providing these services as a contract service for Children and Family Services. Ms. Zeigal replied that they are indeed contracting with them. Mr. Mutch then asked if it is her position that this is a requirement for the county to provide those services to the State Attorney's office for this contractual work. Ms. Zeigal replied that it has not been tested. Currently, they are one of three State Attorneys offices in the state that are offering these services and they are going to the legislature for additional funding. They have found that the standard of services they can provide are superior to that which the department was providing. This is still in the pilot stage and they are negotiating with the state to make it a part of the State Attorney's services. Mr. Mutch stated that their office also covers the third circuit for the department of Family and Children's Services and in the third circuit, they do not receive office space from the counties in that circuit, but rather they are housed in the Children and Family Services Office. Ms. Zeigal stated that is the case. Mr. Mutch stated that the county may not have to provide office space for the State Attorney for contractual services because it is a cost of the county that should be assumed by the state, through Children and Family Services. Ms. Zeigal agreed with Mr. Mutch, stating that this is a pilot project, which will cost the State Attorney's office approximately $43,000. It is their hope that funds will be allocated by the legislature. Mr. Mutch asked if it would help their efforts to secure funding if the counties involved gave them a letter stating that the county does not have the funds to allocate to the program. Ms. Zeigal stated that she would welcome a letter to that affect. Chairman Durden stated that once the ADA and life safety issues are addressed, the Board would consider assisting them, if there is space available, however, there are county departments in need of more office space and their needs will be considered first. Mr. Mutch will draft a letter.

Clerk's Report:

Mr. Gilliam stated that a discrimination complaint has been filed by a person in regards to the SHIP program. The complaint has been filed with the federal government and Mr. Burt has drafted a response back to the Department of Housing and Urban Development. This issue was resolved with the state office earlier, however, the individual has filed a complaint on the federal level.

Mr. Gilliam, Ms. Pitzarell and Ms. Latner met with representatives from Municipal Code Corporation in regards to codifying the county's ordinances. Some ordinances may need to be repealed or changed to conform with state statutes. Mr. Gilliam would like to have a conference call with Municipal Code staff, along with Mr. McQueen and Mr. Mutch to review the ordinances which need to be repealed or changed and then hold a workshop with the Board.

Mr. Gilliam advised the Board that a special assessment, in the amount of $123.28 was paid by Mr. & Mrs. McLean for the current assessment year. There should not have been an assessment on this parcel of property and it is his recommendation that the assessment be refunded. Commissioner Suggs moved to reimburse the special assessment. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson and unanimously approved.

The courthouse space committee met with the architect last week on the renovation project. Mr. Gilliam will meet with Mr. Mutch to review the scope of services and fees involved.

Mr. Gilliam presented two budget adjustments which require approval by resolution. Budget entry 99031 will place the grant funds for extrication equipment into the EMS budget. Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson to amend the EMS fund by $27,386.00. Vote of the Board was unanimous. A copy of resolution 99-09 is on file in the Clerk's Office. Budget entry 99030 cancels budget entry 99001, which was approved by resolution (resolution 98-61). Resolution 98-61 placed funds into the EMS budget for the extrication equipment and the grant for the ambulance remount, however, the funds for the remount were already budgeted, therefore, the budget entry was not needed for the remount. Commissioner Bush made a motion to repeal resolution 98-61 and to approve budget entry 990030. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson. Vote of the Board was unanimous.

Mr. Gilliam presented a report of disbursements to the Board from the Clerk for the months of December 1998 and January 1999. A total of $11,130.76 in fees and interest were remitted for the month of December and $12,655.74 was remitted for the month of January 1999.

Mr. Gilliam submitted a quarterly report on expenditures and revenues from the beginning of the fiscal year through mid-February. The expenditures are on line, however, revenues are slightly down.

The Board discussed the resolution in their agenda package from Wakulla County in regards to net ban fishing. Commissioner Suggs made a motion to authorize Mr. Mutch to draft a similar resolution, supporting the fishermen. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson. Vote of the Board was unanimous. Mr. Mutch will draft a resolution.

The Local Emergency Planning Committee requests that the Board adopt a proclamation declaring the week of March 27th through April 2nd "Hazardous Materials Spill Prevention Week". Commissioner Suggs made a motion to adopt the proclamation. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Thomas and vote of the Board was unanimous.

The Board discussed the notification received from Summit regarding the Board's application for a FRDAP grant. According to the letter received, the grant application was denied because the public hearing advertisement was not done correctly. The Board was under the impression that Summit was responsible for advertising all the public hearings for grant applications they are submitting on behalf of the Board.

The Board recessed for lunch at 12:00 p.m. and reconvened at 1:15 p.m.

Suwannee River Economic Council:

Chairman Durden explained to Frances Terry, executive director of the SREC that the Board tabled action at their last meeting in regards to their request for a letter of support for their Farmers Home Administration Housing Preservation Grant Program. The Board tabled the request because they had questions about another program being offered through SREC. Commissioner Suggs asked Ms. Terry if SREC uses a donation of building space as a match on their grant applications. According to Ms. Terry that the 10% match requirement for the Transportation for Disadvantaged Program is a cash match, therefore the donation of space can not be used. The Board would like more details about the programs offered and the matches involved for each program. Commissioner Wilkerson moved to approve the letter of support. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Thomas and vote of the Board was unanimous.

Road Department:

Mr. Martin reported that over 2000 cubic yards of rock have been hauled recently for the FEMA work.

The five year lease agreement will soon expire on one of the motor graders. At that time, Ring Power will buy back the grader. By using the lease plans, cost of maintenance has decreased. Another contributor to the decrease in maintenance cost has been the use of on road diesel, rather than off road diesel.

Mr. Martin would like to use a tanker for bulk fuel, which will further decrease the cost of diesel. A pump will need to be purchased for the bulk fuel tank.

Commissioner Wilkerson and Mr. Martin spoke to the Board about striping for CR 232 west from US 129. It is difficult to see the striping on the edge of the road. Jenkins Striping owes the county some striping and Mr. Martin will find out how much is owed to the county. The Board advised Mr. Martin to find out how much it will cost to stripe all of CR 232.

The Board advised Mr. Martin to install signs indicating where the Shady Grove Road is located.

Mr. McQueen stated that the Fanning Springs town council has been able to pave the inner circle past the bridge over Bell Springs run, with FEMA funds. They have a higher lip on the edge pavement and they have asked for the county to send a grader in and pull the edge back up to the road.

Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson to assist in spreading milled asphalt near Bobby Kincaid's business to eliminate a safety hazard. Vote of the Board was unanimous.

Commissioner Wilkerson spoke to the Board about assisting road department employees with the cost of uniforms.

Chairman Durden stated that he met with Mr. Gilliam and Mr. Ferguson to look at funding sources for CR 232. Mr. Gilliam stated that a carry forward was not budgeted for the transportation trust fund and it appears that there will be about $200,000. Additionally, even though a carry forward was budgeted in general revenue, it appears the carry forward will be about $289,000 more than anticipated. The Board may not want to spend all of the unbudgeted carry forward on paving in one year, but rather several years, by securing financing. The road bonds should be completely paid by the year 2001. Chairman Durden stated that the Board may want to pay for a third of the cost and finance the balance to pave CR 232 from SR 47 to the county line. Commissioner Bush made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Suggs to authorize Mr. Mills to prepare bid documents for the paving of the landfill road and for CR 232 from SR 47 to the county line road. Vote of the Board was unanimous.

Mr. McQueen reported that Lee Mills has completed the survey on the landfill road and Mr. Mutch has prepared the deeds for the property owners to sign.

Solid Waste Department:

The Board received a letter of complaint in regards to recycling at the satellite transfer station. Mr. Thomas Ivines' letter states that he was advised that he must pay ninety cents per bag for household garbage because he did not have recyclables. Mr. Ivines claims that he took a bag of recyclables the day before and does not feel he should have to pay for the household garbage since he did recycle. According to Ms. Avery, Solid Waste Supervisor, they handed out notices for ten days regarding the policy on recycling. If their garbage is recycled, they do not have to pay to dump their garbage. Commissioner Suggs stated that several people have reported that they have never paid to dump household garbage at the satellite station until recently. Ms. Avery stated that people have told her that as well. Because of the misunderstanding, notices were handed out for ten days, stating the policy. After the 10 day grace period, people are being charge for unsorted garbage. The Board advised Mr. Avery to inform Mr. Holt when he returns to work to charge for garbage if recyclables are not delivered the same time. The Board discussed putting stickers in county resident's vehicles, issuing i.d. cards in order to identify residents. Cards could be issued at the time their special assessments are paid, which could be viewed as a benefit.

EMA/County Coordinator's Report:

Mr. McQueen stated that the Governor's tentative budget eliminates funding for 911 grants. A special needs shelter bill will be considered by the legislature this year. Recycling and Waste Tire grants appear to have survived any budgetary cuts because Broward and Dade counties have pushed for continued funding. Courthouse improvements have stayed the same at three million.

Notification has been received that the Department of Community Affairs has completed its preliminary and final review of the adopted Evaluation and Appraisal Report. The county may now proceed with the adoption of plan amendments in addition to EAR-based amendments.

Mr. McQueen reported that no bids were received on the Robert's house. The architects agreed that the house should be sold. The Board advised him to re-advertise for bids.

This year's Toxic Round Up has been scheduled for 3-27-99. Amnesty Days for the dumping of tires and old appliances at the transfer station, will be March 20th through April 3rd. The new truck for the Solid Waste Department will be delivered tomorrow.

The Building Department report for the month of February indicates a total of 47 permits issued and a total of $7400 collected in impact fees.

Mr. McQueen reported that Allen Luzader has his provisional license as a building inspector. Mr. Rehberg has a limited license, however, he was grand fathered in when the law changed. The tests given for a building inspector are very difficult. The state inspector for mobile homes was here last week and he urges all small counties to use a pre-inspection process for used mobile homes. According to Mr. McQueen, Levy County charges $25 for the pre-inspection. Commissioner Suggs moved to approve the pre-inspection process and form and to advertise the requirement for two weeks in the local paper, approving the $25 fee, effective April 1st. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Thomas. Vote of the Board was unanimous.

Summit has performed and provided an Environmental Review for the Neighborhood Revitalization grant. Additionally, they have submitted a bill for $8000 for administration of the Economic Development grant. Commissioner Suggs made a motion to authorize the chair to sign the Environmental Review for the NR grant. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson. The motion passed unanimously.

Mr. McQueen presented a resolution for the Board's consideration, which would accept the county's emergency management plan. Commissioner Suggs made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson to adopt the resolution. The motion passed unanimously. A copy of Resolution 99-10 is on file in the Clerk's Office.

A request has been received from The Tabernacle to rent the Osteen Voting Precinct/Community Center each Sunday, beginning March 7th. Another request has been received from Rev. Murray Reeves for the use of the same building. Rev. Reeves states in his letter that he and about 10 people are in the process of forming a non-profit church and would like to use the building for their services and asks that the county waive the $25 rental fee. He added that they are willing to pay for their use of utilities. Following discussion, Commissioner Thomas made a motion to deny both requests. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Suggs. Vote of the Board was unanimous.

The Governor's Hurricane Conference is the first week of June. The Board may wish to reschedule the first meeting in June. Chairman Durden suggested that the meeting be moved to the second Monday, and just have one meeting during the month of June.

Mr. Gilliam reported that the road bonds are scheduled to be paid off in the fiscal year 2002/03.

Summit Professional Services:

The Board asked Mr. Alday about the problem which occurred in regards to the advertisement for the FRDAP grant. Mr. Alday stated that the advertisement was the responsibility of the county and was given to someone to do but he does not know who it was given to. The advertisement was not placed in the paper, therefore the grant was not approved. Chairman Durden stated that it was his opinion that Summit was going to do the advertising. Mr. Gilliam stated that Summit has advertised all the notices for the CDBG grants. Commissioner Suggs made a motion to authorize Summit to advertise all notices related to grants that they are involved with. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson. Vote of the Board was unanimous.

Commissioner Suggs moved to approve the bill from Summit for $8000 for administration of the Economic Development CDBG grant. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Wilkerson and unanimously approved.

Mr. Alday reported that the Neighborhood Revitalization grant has been approved for funding and he is waiting on a contract from DCA. The Board advised Mr. Alday that a notice should be placed in the paper advising residents in the Sun N Fun subdivision that surveying crews will be in the area. Mr. Alday stated that establishing right-of-ways will be their greatest concern. SHIP funds will be used as a match for this grant in the amount of $100,000.

Surveying has been done on the Economic Development CDBG grant and base plans are being developed. Bid specs should be ready by April. Since this project will be coordinated with DOT, delays will probably be experienced.

The Hazard Mitigation grant application has been reviewed and tasks were prioritized, with Hart Springs being ranked as number one. Mr. Alday has discussed the project with DCA and feels that $500,000 will be needed to mitigate the problems at Hart Springs. DCA is considering a funding level above $200,000 however, it is not known at this time whether the grant will be funded.

The Board discussed possible Economic Development grants for the future.

Health Insurance Survey Results:

Nearly all the counties in the state responded to the survey. This survey indicates that Gilchrist County pays 55% to 65% of the cost of family coverage, depending on the type of insurance the employee has elected. The majority of the counties pay little or none of the cost of the family coverage.

Constitutional Officers:

Mr. Harrison presented maps to the Board, produced by his office. He reviewed maps which depicts county maintained paved and graded roads, as well as roads not maintained by the county (private roads). In addition, zoning maps were presented and Mr. Harrison explained that they are still working on the zoning map. Mr. Harrison stated that the zoning map does not include variances granted by the Board, however, that information could be added if someone can provide it to him. At some point in time, the Board will need to adopt the official map of the county and from that point on no changes will be made without a written authorization. Mr. Harrison presented a soils type map and explained that his office is continuing to work on this map. Mr. Harrison also presented a map which depicts the homestead properties in the county, along with their appraised values. Mr. Harrison asked the Board to advise him if they find any errors on the maps, and to let him know if there is any additional information they would like added to the maps.

Mr. McQueen and Sheriff Turner discussed problems with the sewage and drain field at the Sheriff's Department. There are repairs that need to be made, however, if the county hooks up to the city's sewer line, the repairs are not needed. The county will have to bear the expense of extending the line to the Sheriff's Office. Chairman Durden asked Mr. McQueen, Mr. Gilliam and Mr. Mutch to attend a meeting with the city of Trenton to discuss extending the sewer line to the jail.

Sheriff Turner submitted an amended scope of services prepared by the architectural firm Bailey, Bishop & Lane. Mr. Gilliam stated that item five is not needed as the county engineer will be providing that service.

Sheriff Turner reported that he is averaging 46 inmates each day. Of that total, approximately 4-6 per day are federal inmates.

The Board discussed some of the fees proposed by Bailey, Bishop & Lane and advised Commissioner Suggs to contact DOC about the services they may be able to provide and to ask Phil Bishop to meet with Mr. Gilliam, Sheriff Turner and Chairman Durden to discuss the amended proposal.

There being no further business to discuss, Commissioner Suggs made a motion to adjourn at 4:45 p.m. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Thomas and unanimously approved.